Thursday, February 28, 2013

Laticrete System Warranty

If you install tile or stone with a complete LATICRETE system of materials then your installation is covered with a comprehensive replacement of labor and materials warranty.

For technical support, answers to installation questions and information on how to obtain a full Laticrete system warranty* covering replacement of labor and materials contact Laticrete Technical Support: (800) 243-4788 ext. 235, or 1 (203) 393-0010 ext. 235, or email or visit

* For full Laticrete Warranty details read our warranty data sheet - click here.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Wow Art !

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Wow !
42" x 32" panel; stained glass, glass beads, glass gems, glass shapes, marbles, gold smalti, polished stone beads, glass rods, millefiori. Features Laticrete SpectraLock Midnight Black epoxy grout with gold Dazzle additive.
Kelley Knickerbocker
Rivenworks Mosaics

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

PermaColor - The Choice of Professional !

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Ceramictec Tile: "PermaColor, and the exact color when it drys !"
Click here for more info regarding PermColor grout
Photos courtesy of:
Ceramictec Tile
Tampa, FL

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Monday, February 25, 2013

We Recommend ....

Do you have one of these labels on your proposals, price quotes and on the back of your sample boards and mock-ups ?
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Send me an email to request a supply of these labels !

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Friday, February 22, 2013

Mosaic Mural Tells The Time !

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Incredible Mosaic Mural Art!

In 2005 Susan Marie commissioned a UWA* Graduate, artist Shaun Tan, to create a west-facing sundial, and now the perfect time and place has been found for its installation. As the Director of UWA Extension, part of UWA’s community outreach, Susan envisioned an accessible public artwork that celebrates a Centenary of UWA’s achievements.
Celebrating the University of Western Australia’s 100th year with a beautiful, timeless and inspiring artwork that will last far into the next century, the Hours to Sunset project pays tribute to the contribution of UWA’s graduate and academic cohort to Western Australia’s intellectual and artistic life.
For more information & to watch the video - click here
*UWA - University of Western Australia

Incredible mosaic installation work by
Iain H Middleton      
V-vo Architectural Mosaics

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Infinity Tower

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Infinity Tower is a skyscraper recently completed by Cayan Real Estate Investment & Development in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Construction of the 330 m (1,080 ft) building began in February 2006 and was completed in 2012.
The completed project is 73 stories tall and is the world's tallest high rise building with a twist of 90˚. The tower twist is similar to the Turning Torso in Malmö, Sweden, and other recent projects in Doha and elsewhere, and will be the tallest in the world to do so. 
However, unlike the Turning Torso, which is a series of cantilevered plates rotated about a straight structure, Infinity Tower's much larger floor plates actually require the structure to be twisted as it raises from level to level. Each floor is rotated by 1.2˚ to achieve the full 90˚ spiral, creating the shape of a helix. The tower contains residential apartments, conference rooms, tennis courts, pools, a state of the art gymnasium, a nursery and a spa.

Laticrete is proud to have been involved with this incredible project.  This outstanding project depends on Laticrete tile and stone installation materials in a wide range of areas.

 Laticrete 4237 Latex Thinset Tile Adhesive on the jobsite

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Swimming Pool Level 4 

Swimming Pool - Level 72

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Innovation & Change

Innovation and Change
Laticrete is known across the United States and around the world for innovation and changing the way tile and stone are installed. 
We focus on engineering materials and methods for the permanent, problem-free installation of tile and stone. We focus on the fact that construction techniques and methods are evolving and changing. The way we "build buildings" today is not the same as a generation ago. We build taller, thinner, lighter and faster. We build with a new emphasis on energy efficiency and "Green."
Laticrete is your "Technical Partner" to address these critical issues. Our technologies, materials, methods and technical support help ensure that YOUR tile and stone installations on your construction projects are built with the technologies of today rather than yesterday.
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Al Hamra Tower - Kuwait City

The Al Hamra Tower is a skyscraper in Kuwait City, Kuwait. Designed by architectural firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, the tower is the tallest building in Kuwait at 412.6 m - 1,354 ft.
It is the tallest sculpted tower in the world. 
The stone clad facade acts a protective skin from the desert sun where temperatures top 55 degrees Celcius - 130 degrees F. The stone cladding is installed with Laticrete ! 
Click here if you would like a copy of an interesting article regarding the stone cladding on this project.
Information from Wikipedia.  Fair Use.  And annotated !
Read more - click here.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Details & Specifications

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We Do Details. And Specifications.
We are your Technical Consultants regarding tile & stone installations. Call upon us to visit your office or job site! We consult and then prepare Architectural Details & Architectural Specifications for your specific project.
Visit or contact us:, or (800) 243-4788 ext 235, or (203) 393-0010 ext 235

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Monday, February 18, 2013

More ! Laticrete Australia Sales Meeting

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Laticrete Australia Sales Meetings are really Technical Seminars which are three day, intensive training programs specifically designed for Laticrete Technical Sales Representatives.  We work to fine tune the skills of our team and their efforts calling on ceramic tile and stone industry professionals such as tileshops, tilers and tile contractors as well as other construction industry professionals.  Our meetings focus on methods, technologies, products and materials to help our customers to improve their profitability and increase their productivity.

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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Laticrete Australia Sales Meeting

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Twice a year the Laticrete Australia team meets for an intensive "hands-on" sales & marketing meeting.  Critical and important subjects ranging from product demonstrations to Architectural Presentations are reviewed.

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Mosaic Art Again !

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Wow !
Dear Henry,
Images of some of my recent work.  I use only Laticrete and have done so for 20 years now.  These images are of "Marisa the Magical Bird" located at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego.

Kim Emerson
Kim Emerson Mosaics, LLC
San Diego, CA
(619) 379-1123

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Celebrate ! Valentine's Day !

Saint Valentine's Day, commonly known as Valentine's Day, or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is observed on February 14 each year. It is celebrated in many countries around the world, although it remains a working day in most of them. It is the second most celebrated holiday around the world second to New Year's Day.

St. Valentine's Day began as a liturgical celebration of one or more early Christian saints named Valentinus. The most popular martyrology associated with Saint Valentine was that he was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted under the Roman Empire; during his imprisonment, he is said to have healed the daughter of his jailer Asterius. Legend states that before his execution he wrote "from your Valentine" as a farewell to her. Today, Saint Valentine's Day is an official feast day in the Anglican Communion, as well as in the Lutheran Church. The Eastern Orthodox Church also celebrates Saint Valentine's Day, albeit on July 6th and July 30th, the former date in honor of the Roman presbyter Saint Valentine, and the latter date in honor of Hieromartyr Valentine, the Bishop of Interamna (modern Terni).

The day was first associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. By the 15th century, it had evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines"). Valentine's Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.

Info from Wikipedia. Fair Use. And attributed !
Read more - click here.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Plank Tiles

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Wood Pattern Plank tiles are growing in size & popularity !
and a Laticrete Grout Color Chart for selection of Grout
Photo courtesy of 
Ceramictec Tile

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Latapoxy 310 Rapid About To Go To Work

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Latapoxy 310 various size packages
Photo courtesy of Jim Doane
Jimbo's Creative Masonry
Jimbo's message to me:

"Hope all is well, time to test your Latapoxy 310 Rapid"

Click here and here for additional Latapoxy 310 information concerning PRODUCTIVITY !

Mixing a small amount for a Rapid Repair

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Seen On Jobsite

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I arrived in Australia at 6:15 am Sunday morning. Had a breakfast meeting with a few Laticrete people.  The restrooms at the restaurant were being renovated.  Outside the restrooms on the floor were a number of construction items.  One of the items was a partial bag of Laticrete X-8 thin set !
What is Laticrete X-8 you ask ?  Click here to find out!

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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Orlando !

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Orlando Car


Friday, February 08, 2013

World of Concrete Expo

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Laticrete Display at the WOC 

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